Thursday, October 11, 2007

Doris Lessing

Is anybody out there? No doubt the first post in a week on the subject of an 87-year-old novelist will delight whomever straggles by.

Doris Lessing is a Nobel laureate today, and a rather unlikely one. I am shocked to see the committee honor a woman of this age (you have to go back to 1990 to find someone born before she was) whose recent work is almost exclusively genre fiction. Her list of awards to this point is rather skimpy, and I think history will not regard her contribution as particularly rare.

But hey, I'm just a wanker with a mostly-inactive blog--what do I know.

1 comment:

A little bird said...

Genre fiction often gets a bum rap amongst the literati. They're missing out on some good stuff. It's nice to see it get some respect. :)